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It took the Immigration Police to arrest him. Not the normal police. Is this the norm in Thailand? You are foreign and commit a driving offence and get arrested by immigration? If you are Thai and commit the same offence, you get arrested by the normal police? 

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“arrest Belgian for dangerous driving” obviously it’s an occupation reserved for Thais.  

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7 hours ago, smedly said:

so immigration are now traffic cops lol

 

what powers of arrest do immigration have with regard to traffic law enforcement - this country gets weirder by the day

 

 

No, you seems to be weird! If a foreigner break the traffic rules rude, off course it has to do with immigration!

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With all the terrible driving here, how would one expect to get through to the hotline? If all crazy drivers were reported you would be on hold for around 6 months waiting for an avalible operator.

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8 hours ago, darksidedog said:

The overriding principal of any Nations laws should be equanimity for all.

While guests should not be dealt with leniency, neither should they be overly punished.

Naming a person for an offense committed by numerous locals every day, shows Thailand does not understand that basic principal, along with many other things obviously beyond them. Shameful really.

nor segregated and/or discriminated and/or differentiated  but that refers to Nations with enforceable laws, unfortunately not the case in Thailand

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Immigration Police have very little to do now.

1. Borders closed. No new foreign tourists

2. Amnesty for most visa classes because of Covid

They are trying to justify their existence by branching out catching the Begian motorist gaining some publicity at the same time  

Regarding comments about Thai's being racist of course they are. Non Thai's will will always be second class citizens. Double pricing standards and anti Farang laws are a fact of life. We all know that and it's not going to change. We should accept this abide by the laws of Thailand and keep a low profile. I've travelled to many countries in the last 30 years on business. In my opinion every country I've visited is racist to some degree. This is life, this is the norm. 

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8 hours ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

As for law breaking, when will they get round to arresting the Thai drivers who drive recklessly across the country every day?

Never, because doing the achievable is easier.

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8 hours ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

More than 3 months to serve the warrant is not very efficient.

Especially as every 3 months he has to do a 90 day report and come in ! Clowns

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Read the OP properly because it states that he was picked up by the Immigration Police when they were issued with a warrant from a judge. It wasn't something that just popped up and Immigration Police arrested him. They were sent by the court to arrest him and like every other country in the world a warrant is only issued by the court if the person has breached their bail conditions or failed to appear in court for their hearing. This is not a matter of the Immigration police working as traffic like many on here are saying this is a case that the court sent them to pick this man up on a warrant for what ever reason the judge had, not up to the police.

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Perhaps the salient point of his arrest is he seems to have either hit someone or been directly contributing to someone else having an accident with injury to others .... "causing injury and damage" NOT just driving badly, speeding etc.

The report states he was arrested after the fact months later. This indicated that he, if truly contributing to an accident taking place, had left the scene of an accident (if he was aware that one had taken place?), a serious matter indeed.

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Quote:-

"They urged the public to call 1178 to report illegal activity"

 

Ah Ha - the anonymous dreaded "snitch" line again!!!

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Burma Bill said:

Quote:-

"They urged the public to call 1178 to report illegal activity"

 

Ah Ha - the anonymous dreaded "snitch" line again!!!

 

 

Didn't you bother to read the OP because what you have quoted is only for the Immigration Bureau and this had nothing to do with that. This is about a warrant that was issued by a judge in a court of law and given to the Immigration to pick this man up. This has nothing to do with the "snitch" line as you call it.

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2 minutes ago, Russell17au said:

Didn't you bother to read the OP because what you have quoted is only for the Immigration Bureau and this had nothing to do with that. This is about a warrant that was issued by a judge in a court of law and given to the Immigration to pick this man up. This has nothing to do with the "snitch" line as you call it.

Yes indeed, but I was highlighting the 1178 sentence. 

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You see, youre all reading this story wrong. The original article actually has a POSITIVE spin if you look at it from the right point of view. 

The reason for a "contingent" of Imm. Officers making the arrest is because they look better in their new crisp uniforms and imageis important in this casde because, in a nation of 70,000,000 people they have finally tracked down the ONE non Thai who drives recklessly. It's been a long hard process involving many man hours of editing CCTV footage and speed cam files but they have finally managed to find a farang to charge so they don't have to bother charging Thai drivers who can merrily go about their business. Because, after all, we all know one farang arrested is worth 1000 Thais.

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They really don't like foreigners.  Thais drive like absolute idiots all the time if a foreigner does as a Thai does he is arrested and jailed.  The hatred is being displayed.

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